Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!

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(July 9, 2014) – It’s National Sugar Cookie Day!

Today, we honor a cookie that is simple and straightforward, but delicious nonetheless.

The sugar cookie was created by German settlers in Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

Traditional sugar cookie recipes call for very basic ingredients: sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder.

The sugar cookie is the official state cookie of Pennsylvania and is celebrated across the country every July 9th.

Some people may consider sugar cookies to be quite plain, but they are incredibly versatile.

The sweet, simple taste and look of a sugar cookie is easily transformed when decorated with colored sprinkles and flavored icings, making them particularly popular during the holiday season.

Use cookie cutters to create different shapes for any occasion.

To celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day, make a batch of homemade sugar cookies using this recipe from Fox59 Assignment Editor Kylee Wierks.